boys in the back room
the boys in the back room
A group of men engaged in clandestine decision-making. We're not fools—we know that the boys in the back room actually have all the power around here.
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boys in the back roomand back room boys
n. any private male group making decisions, usually politicians. The boys in the back room picked the last presidential candidate. Who picks out the back room boys? Who’s really in charge?
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